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Matt Bauer
4K to 1080p Auto-Follow Subject Plug-in?
on Jul 15, 2017 at 3:09:50 am

Hi! I'm not sure if there is a relevant thread here, but I am pretty desperate for an answer.
I film single (motivational) speakers onstage as they give presentations. They will often walk around the stage. Instead of hiring a second videographer or using something like a subject-tracking robot/tripod, I would like to set up my 4K camera (GH4) with the entire stage in the frame (probably 50 feet across). I've been looking for a way to automatically motion track the speaker in Premiere/AE/whatever so I can shoot in 4K, output to 1080, and have my (now cropped) footage appear to "follow" the speaker as if I were moving the actual camera myself. This would be an amazing time-saver in not having to keyframe every time the speaker moves. Any help is MUCH appreciated - Thank you so much!

Matt


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Jim Watt
Re: 4K to 1080p Auto-Follow Subject Plug-in?
on Jul 17, 2017 at 10:08:24 pm

Use a 1080 timeline, then just key frame your speaker as they move to keep them in the frame.


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Matt Bauer
Re: 4K to 1080p Auto-Follow Subject Plug-in?
on Jul 17, 2017 at 10:13:36 pm

Jim, thanks for your reply, but as I said in my original post, manual keyframing is exactly what I'm trying to avoid.


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Ann Bens
Re: 4K to 1080p Auto-Follow Subject Plug-in?
on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:34:46 pm

After Effects has Motion Tracking.

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Matt Bauer
Re: 4K to 1080p Auto-Follow Subject Plug-in?
on Jul 18, 2017 at 10:25:16 pm

Ann, thanks for your reply.

I'm aware that After Effects has motion tracking, and I use it for other projects. However, my footage is usually at least 45 minutes in length, up to 90 minutes, so motion tracking in After Effects would take forever.


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